WPD: Federal probationer arrested after drug investigation

By Tom Lehman 7:40pm, January 13, 2013 - Updated 8:41pm, January 13, 2013
Wilmington police say they've arrested a Federal probationer and seized more than $10,000 worth of drugs after a monthlong investigation.

It happened around 2:20 p.m. Saturday afternoon on the area of 25th St. and N. Tatnall Street, where police say they were conducting an investigation and saw Lamar Hammond flee once he saw the officers.

Police say Hammond was arrested on the 2600 block after briefly eluding police.

Hammond was allegedly kicking the rear windows of the patrol car, and when officers took him out of the vehicle, he tried to discard the keys to his car in plain sight.

Police say they executed a search warrant on his vehicle, which was parked on the 2400 block of N. Market Street, and found more than 100 bags of heroin and 83 grams of crack. A search of Hammond revealed he was also carrying more than $2,600 in small bills.

Hammond faces charges of possession with the intent to deliver heroin, crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting arrest.

Police say Hammond, a convicted felon, drug offender, and federal probationer, has been committed to Howard Young Correctional Facility in lieu of a $40,600 cash bail.

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